Thursday, December 3, 2009

Pure Deliciousness!

I tried a new recipe for the Howard Thanksgiving Brunch (this should be a new tradition guys, breakfast is the best!) and it was a hit!

So here is the recipe: (recipe and picture out of Southern Living Magazine, Nov 2009 ed.)

Blackberry Overnight French Toast


Hands-on time: 21 min.; Total time: 8 hr., 51 min.
Yield: Makes 8 to 10 servings


Ingredients
1 cup blackberry jam
1 (12-oz.) French bread loaf, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
1 (8-oz.) package 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, cut into 1-inch cubes
4 large eggs
2 cups half-and-half
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
Toppings: maple syrup, whipped cream


Preparation
1. Cook jam in a small saucepan over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring once.
2. Place half of bread cubes in bottom of a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Top with cream cheese cubes, and drizzle with melted jam. Top with remaining bread cubes.
3. Whisk together eggs and next 3 ingredients. Pour over bread mixture. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Cover tightly, and chill 8 to 24 hours.
4. Preheat oven to 325°. Bake, covered, 20 minutes. Uncover and bake 10 to 15 minutes or until bread is golden brown and mixture is set. Serve with desired toppings.


Jessica McKinney, Crystal City, Missouri, Southern Living, NOVEMBER 2009

I served mine with homeade whipped topping, next time I am definitely going to try it with syrup too!!


Enjoy!

2 comments:

Bonanza View YW said...

it looks good - what is it called?

Brooke and Kent said...

very yummy looking. i will have to try it.

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